The Madness Day Two Open Thread

By Jason Priestas on March 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm
12:15 PM#15 Morgan State v. #2 West Virginia
12:25 PM#11 Minnesota v. #6 Xavier
12:30 PM#12 Cornell v. #5 Temple
2:30 PM#13 Siena v. #4 Purdue
2:35 PM#10 Missouri v. #7 Clemson
2:45 PM#14 Oakland v. #3 Pittsburgh
2:50 PM#13 Wofford v. #4 Wisconsin
4:45 PM#12 Utah State v. #5 Texas A&M
7:10 PM#9 Florida State v. #8 Gonzaga
7:15 PM#10 Georgia Tech v. #7 Oklahoma St
7:20 PM#12 New Mexico St v. #5 Michigan St
7:25 PM#16 Arkansas-Pine Bluff v. #1 Duke
9:30 PM#16 Vermont v. #1 Syracuse
9:35 PM#15 UC Santa Barbara v. #2 Ohio State
9:40 PM#13 Houston v. #4 Maryland
9:45 PM#9 Louisville v. #8 California

The Madness got off to a roaring start with a slew of upsets, none bigger than Ohio's upset of Georgetown. The Hoya Destroyas, led by former Matta assistant John Groce, torched Georgetown, putting up the most points (97) ever scored against the Hoyas in 70 games of NCAA action and becoming the only 14 seed to defeat a three by double digits.

Naturally, the win helps clear a path for the Buckeyes as Georgetown was a trendy Elite Eight pick and some Ohio State fans were still smarting from the pasting the Hoyas delivered to the two-seeded Buckeyes in 2006. If the Buckeyes take care of business this weekend and the Bobcats gets past Tennessee Saturday (with the way with the way Armon Bassett and D.J. Cooper are playing, it wouldn't be wise to discount the thought), we could be staring down an all-Ohio Sweet Sixteen matchup.

Day one also featured three overtime games -- more than occurred during the entire tournament last year -- and the overhyped Big East going 1-3 out of the gate (with the lone win a comeback overtime victory by two seed Nova over a 23-12 Robert Morris team).

While Thursday's action will be hard to top, we do get to see the Big Ten today as all five conference selections will be in action. Four of the five are favored, with the Gophers checking in as the only dogs. Best of all, the Evan Turner show is your nightcap.

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